Headteacher’s Blog

Last Saturday, Circus Sensible came to Bowmansgreen. By all accounts, it was a fantastic day and an occasion to remember. Comments from children, parents and carers reflect how much fun was had on the day. A huge thank you to Angela Duce and the FOBS committee for organising this event and experience for the school community.

The school is lucky to have such an active and well supported FOBS committee and we really appreciate the hard work and commitment that goes into organising such events. Thank you also to the families that offer help and turn out to support these events – it couldn’t be done without you. The fundraising that is generated by FOBS really makes a difference and for which we are very grateful.

The summer term Herts for Learning (HFL) Education online safety newsletter includes a range of guidance, news, links and updates about online safety. This edition features reviews and information about:

    • Moving up to secondary school
    • WhatsApp and BeReal
    • What is YouTube Go Live Together?
    • Dealing with safety concerns

We expect pupils to wear full uniform every day, including footwear and PE kit. Our school uniform policy gives the flexibility of logo and non-logo items but with clear expectations about types of items and colours. Footwear is expected to be plain black shoes or trainers – any visible logos are also expected to be black. Pupils are regularly reminded about appropriate uniform but we rely on parent and carer support and reinforcement to ensure that our policy is adhered to.

At the end of May, we will be holding nearly new uniform ‘sales’ to enable families to stock up on uniform items for free. Dates to follow.

Please ensure that your child does not use the playground equipment before or after school. As staff are not on hand to supervise this play, we ask that you do not allow your child on any of the equipment pieces. This request is to avoid any accidents before or after the school day, when the playgrounds are not monitored or supervised in the same was as during the school day, when your children are in our care. It can be awkward for staff to intervene and speak directly to pupils they see whilst they are in your care but they are following our policies and health and safety guidance so please do not be offended if a member of staff asks your child to come off the equipment.

Next Friday is our Coronation celebration, with pupils encouraged to wear red, white and blue or dress as a king or queen for the day. We look forward to families joining us between 2 – 4pm to get the Coronation bank holiday weekend off to a great start.

Harrison (Y6) was acknowledged in yesterday’s celebration assembly by Mr Sanders, for his contributions to the Bowmansgreen football team and also for his participation and success in his footballing achievements outside of school. To learn that Harrison is one of only 24 players across the district to be part of the St Albans Primary Schools Representative Squad, is certainly something to celebrate. Congratulations, Harrison – what a fantastic achievement! You should be very proud of yourself as we all are of you.

Enjoy your bank holiday weekend.